27/09/2017 at 11:22 #72479
I’ve been looking through my boxes of figures recently and rediscovered a load of 15mm French and Indian War figures. Which out of Pikeman’s Lament and The Men Who Would Be Kings would be most suitable to use for this period, seeing as it falls roughly midway between the periods covered by them?27/09/2017 at 12:02 #72484OBParticipant
I used TPL for a Monongahela game and worked very well, historical result too. I have an AAR on my blog somewhat spoiled by the photobook attempted shakedown but you can still follow the action. I’ll post a link and you can see what you think.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/27/09/2017 at 12:21 #72487
Looks like I could get away with using smaller unit sizes with TPL than I would with TMWWBK, which is a definite plus point, I want to use the figures I have, I don’t really want to be buying too many more to make units up to strength.27/09/2017 at 13:00 #72488OBParticipant
That was exactly my approach too.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/01/10/2017 at 07:50 #72846Graham HarrisonParticipant
Personally I’d go for TMWWBK for this period. I think TPL would work well for larger “set piece” actions like the AWI, but isn’t as well suited to skirmish games. TMWWBK has a “skirmish” option of using half strength units (4 to 8 figures) and has regular, irregular and tribal options for troop classification. Whereas TPL used the LR combat standard of 12 dice, 6 dice at half strength, TMWWBK uses 1d6 per figure, which I think works better for skirmish games. I’ve used the rules for all kinds of pulpy games from the 1850s up to 1920s without any problems and I think it would be easy to take the rules back to 18th century North America. I keep meaning to dig out my F&I War collection and give it a go.01/10/2017 at 13:02 #72867
Thanks for the alternative view. 🙂
I’m planning too far ahead anyway, I still haven’t played my first game of TMWWBK (though the figures are almost ready) and I’m dreaming about my next project. Plus I want to use Lion Rampant for the Trojan War and I’ve discovered a load of Early Imperial Romans I bought about 10 years ago and forgot about, I really need to focus more.01/10/2017 at 17:47 #72896
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